Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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3 Lessons Your Nonprofit Must Know About Emerging Innovations

NonProfit PRO

As artificial intelligence takes the world by storm, here are three lessons for nonprofits on AI and other innovations.

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Arts fundraising – why donor experiences are your superpower

Hands on Fundraising

Art – in all its forms – is meant to move us. And it’s meant to be experienced – to create a reaction that is body and soul deep. Donor experience matters – a lot – to every nonprofit that needs donors. But arts fundraisers have an advantage. Their mission is an experience. If yours […] The post Arts fundraising – why donor experiences are your superpower appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Best New Leadership Book Of 2023

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, after reading and reviewing dozens of new leadership books, I select my pick for the year's best new leadership book. For 2023, after reading nearly 40 leadership books, my pick for this year’s best new leadership book is When Everyone Leads. It’s a terrific book that captured my attention back in January when I wrote this on my blog: “It’s only January and the new book, When Everyone Leads , could likely be my pick for the best new leadership book of 2023.

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Sponsorship Shortcuts – Effective Strategies to Implement Today

The Sponsorship Collective

Most sponsorship seekers’ eyes light up when I discuss sponsorship shortcuts. They’re overeager for a path that skips large parts of the process or validates their incorrect procedures. For example, if you’ve sent 100 people a gold, silver, and bronze package, sending it to 300 more isn’t going to yield the results you seek.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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5 Actions to End the Year Strong


You’re rounding the corner on end-of-year giving and are hopefully already seeing the fruits of your effort! With campaigns launched, events planned, and donations coming in, now is the time to focus on these last 5 actions to make sure that 2023 is your best fundraising year to date! 1. Make sure you process sustainer gifts before December 29th! The end of the year falls on a weekend this year, so you’ll want to be proactive in processing any sustainer gifts that may come in at the last minute

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Crafting A Great Thank-You Donation Letter

Greater Giving

A Great Thank You Letter Can Unlock the Power of Gratitude During the season of giving, expressing gratitude becomes even more essential. As we embark on this journey of generosity, it’s crucial to acknowledge the heart of giving—saying thank you. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the art of crafting the perfect thank-you donation letter and explore its significance in fostering lasting connections with your donors.

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Anthem Awards Finalists Announced!

Forum One

We are excited to share that the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal , NYU’s Congressional District Health Dashboard , and March of Dimes have been named Anthem Awards finalists. The Anthem Awards were created to highlight and amplify the most impactful and inspiring work across seven core purposes: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Education, Art, & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action

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From Data to Dollars: How to Quantify the Value of Sponsorship Opportunities 

The Sponsorship Collective

We all want to believe we’re walking around with a multi-million-dollar sponsorship opportunity in our back pockets just waiting for an interested company. And who knows? Maybe you are, but if you aren’t, it does you no good to assume you are.

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Reduce Costs and Relieve Burdens with Nonprofit Cheque Scanning


Want to streamline your donation processing while also saving your organization valuable resources? Meet your new friend, nonprofit cheque scanning – here to relieve you of the administrative burdens associated with manual cheque processing. While every contribution is a reason to celebrate, we know that managing cheque donations can be quite the hassle.

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Community Technology Scorecard: How well does your platform meet members' needs?


You know your association's success depends on keeping pace with member expectations, but something might be holding you back: your legacy community technology. In many cases, the dynamic experience your members seek can't be created on traditional community software.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Donor-advised funds: What DAFs’ popularity may mean for philanthropy 


Even if you don’t follow the news in philanthropy daily, you are likely to have heard about donor-advised funds (DAFs). After all, they are playing an increasingly significant role in how people in the U.S. formalize and distribute their charitable giving. As more donors embrace DAFs, it’s important to understand what they are, why they’re on the rise, and how this growing trend may affect fundraising and sector-wide issues, such as funding transparency, accountability, access, and equity.

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We as a sector must speak up for Palestine

Nonprofit AF

[Image Description: A protestor at a protest holding up a sign that says “Not war, it’s colonialism. Not eviction, it’s ethnic cleansing. Not conflict, it’s occupation.

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